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Welcome to another exciting installment of Spacemon, the tale of a Pokemon TRPG campaign! This is a spinoff of the sci-fi space epic played using the Pokemon Tabletop United (PTU) system, this time GMed by yours truly. You can get caught up the entire Spacemon saga here!

“What do you think it is?” Cyrus asked.

“I’m not sure,” Erik replied. “It seems familiar somehow, but I can’t place my finger on it.”

The Maverick’s crew was gathered in the engineer’s workshop as he examined the crystal that had been recovered on Fraxion. The ship was currently in orbit around the planet while they figured out what to do next.

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“I would assume that is because the ruins where we found this were built by the same people who built the ones where we found Ace,” Taraka offered. “I believe my visions have all but confirmed this.”

“Maybe,” Erik said, stroking his mustache.

“Did your visions say anything about how valuable this crystal is?” Axel asked.

Taraka let out a laugh. He found his crewmate’s lack of understanding of psionic visions amusing. “That is not how it works,” he told the mercenary.

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“We shouldn’t sell this thing, anyway,” Erik said. “It’s important, whatever it is.”

Axel frowned. “Then what was the point of even coming out here?”

“To find that assassin, remember?” Taraka said, nudging the mercenary in the side with his elbow.

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“Oh, right,” Axel said. “But she got away.”

“I’m probably a target now, though,” Taraka said. “We’ll see her again.”

Alex punched his fist into his open palm. “And when we do, it’s gonna be payback time.”

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“In the meantime, we should focus on figuring out what this crystal is,” Cyrus said.

“Right,” Axel said. “I don’t suppose you know what it is, Ace?”

“I still don’t remember anything,” the android replied. “I know just as much as you do about this thing.”

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“Hmm, perhaps we should allow the experts to continue studying it,” Roland suggested.

“I agree,” Erik said. “I’ll let you know when I learn anything.”

Cyrus nodded. “Alright. We’ll get out of your hair then.”

Taraka followed behind the captain as he stepped out of the room. The others were not far behind.

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“Alright, gentlemen,” Roland said. “I do think I shall retire for the evening.”

“All of you should get some rest,” Cyrus replied. “You’ve certainly earned it.”

“Thank you,” Taraka said, nodding. The monk turned to enter his room, but Anya’s voice sounded over the comm before he could open the door.

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“Hey, Captain, you’re gonna want to take a look at this.”


“What, exactly, am I looking at here?” Cyrus asked.

“A signal of some kind,” Anya replied. “The scanners picked up an anomaly on this planet here. Venbaxxen.” The Romanov pilot pointed to the next closest planet to the star at the center of the Anan system from Fraxion on the navchart. “The signal is so degraded that the scanners nearly missed it.”

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“What do you think, boss?” Axel asked. “Shall we check it out?”

Cyrus stroked his facial scruff. “I don’t see why not,” the captain said. “Anya, take us in.”

“Got it,” the pilot replied. She hit the throttle, and the Maverick broke from Fraxion’s orbit.

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“What do you know about this planet?” Taraka asked as the ship began to fly across the system.

“Not much. This system is barely charted,” Cyrus replied. “This only says that its a desert planet,” he continued, tapping on the navchart screen. “We can find out more once we get into orbit.”

A few moments later, Anya brought the Maverick into orbit around Venbaxxen. From this closser range, the ship could get a more detailed scan of the planet. Being much closer to the sun than Fraxion, Venbaxxen was a much hotter world. The planet was one vast, arid desert except for the areas that were covered in high-salinity oceans. Despite these harsh conditions, the scanners were picking up lots of life signs.

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“Well, this seems like an unforgiving world,” Cyrus commented.

“I bet there’s a lot of Pokemon down there, though,” Axel said.

“Tough ones too, if they can survive those conditions,” Cyrus said. “But that’s beside the point. Anya, can you get a fix on where that signal is coming from?”

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The pilot shook her head. “Not really,” she said. “I’ve narrowed it down to one region, but I can’t seem to pin down its exact origin.”

“Guess we’ll just have to do it the old fashioned way,” the captain replied. “Take us down.”


“There’s nothing here,” Axel grumbled as he and Taraka walked along the Venbaxxen coastline.

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“I am sure something will turn up,” Taraka said cheerfully.

“Speak for yourself.”

It had been a couple of hours since the Maverick had touched down on Venbaxxen, and the ship’s crew had split up to cover more ground as they explored the planet. The captain had taken Ace and gone inland from the rocky cliff overlooking the ocean where the ship was parked, while Axel and Taraka had decided to walk along the coast, hoping to find some water Pokemon. Meanwhile, Anya was working on cleaning up the signal, hoping to get a lock on where it was coming from.

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As Axel and Taraka made their way down the shoreline, the mercenary suddenly noticed that the monk had stopped. Axel turned around to see that Taraka was picking something off a bush. “Hey, what are you doing?” the mercenary called out as he began walking back to his crewmate.

“Collecting apricorns,” Taraka replied, showing Axel a green fruit-like object. “One of the traders on Khalimuck showed me how to make them into Pokeballs. If I can grow my own, then we don’t need to spend money on Pokeballs anymore.”

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“Huh, that’s a pretty good idea,” Axel said.

A slight smirk appeared on the monk’s face as he stood back up from his crouched position. “Indeed. Now, let us continue.”

The two continued their trek, but Axel wasn’t convinced that they were going to find anything on the coast, least of all the source of whatever anomalous signal they were tracking. The mercenary looked inland, but he saw nothing of interest. The desert landscape was just as desolate as the coast seemed to be.

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“Look,” Taraka suddenly said, pointing toward the waves lapping against the sandy shoreline a ways ahead. Looking in that direction, Axel spotted a lone Kingler roaming the beach.

“It’s something,” Axel said, reaching for his Pokeballs. He wasn’t particularly interested in capturing a Kingler, but the mercenary wanted something to show for after coming all the way out here. He grabbed the Pokeball containing his recently evolved Ninetales that he had caught on Freyeon and sent her out as he began to approach the crustacean. Taraka followed just behind him and released his Togekiss. The Kingler, noticing them approaching, began opening and closing its claws in a threatening manner in an attempt to scare them off.

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Taraka put up a psionic barrier as they continued to close in. “Sirius, Fairy Wind,” the monk then commanded his Pokemon. The Togekiss flew up to the Kingler and began rapidly flapping her wings, pelting the crab Pokemon with a blast of air.

“Tsumugi, use Dazzling Gleam!” Axel then ordered his own Pokemon before the Kingler had a chance to react. The Ninetales ran up to her target and unleashed a bright burst of light and energy.

When the light cleared, the Kingler looked to have taken a pretty good hit. However, it also looked quite pissed off. It clamped its big claw shut menacingly, and it began to shine with a metallic sheen. The crab Pokemon then brought it down hard on Tsumugi, delivering a nasty blow.

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“Damn, that thing is strong,” Axel said.

“One more hit should weaken it enough to capture, though,” Taraka said. “Sirius, you know what to do.” The monk’s Togekiss let loose another Fairy Wind attack, but it seemed to be a bit stronger than he expected. The Kingler collapsed to the ground, defeated.

Axel laughed. “I guess it was weaker than you thought. Oh well; no big loss. At least we can have some fried crab tonight.” The mercenary then recalled his Ninetales. “Now, how about we head back to the ship and heal up our Pokemon? We can see if Anya’s made any progress, and if not, we can explore further inland. I have a feeling we’ll find better Pokemon there.”

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Taraka nodded in agreement. “That sounds like a good idea.”


“Well, I’ve at least begun to narrow down its origin point,” Anya explained. “It’s somewhere in this direction.” The pilot pointed to a spot on the holographically projected map of Venbaxxen on the display. It was a ways inland, but in the opposite direction of where Cyrus and Ace had headed.

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“Then I guess that’s where we’re headed,” Axel replied. “Call the captain and Ace and let ‘em know to head in that direction. They can meet up with us on the way.”

“You got it,” Anya said. “Oh, before you go, Erik was looking for you, Axel.”

“Oh, really now?” Axel asked. “Did he figure out what that crystal is?”

The pilot shook her head. “I don’t think so.”

“I guess I’ll just have to find out, then. Taraka, I’ll meet you at the cargo ramp in a few minutes.”

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“Alright,” the monk said. He nodded as Axel turned to exit the room.

A few minutes later, Axel stepped into Erik’s lab to find the engineer still examining the crystal. “What’s up, Erik?” the mercenary asked to get his attention.

“Ah, Axel,” Erik said. “Just the man I wanted to see.”

“You figure out what that crystal is?” Axel asked.

“No, I’m afraid not,” the Genevan engineer said. “But I have something for you.” Erik stood up and walked over to one of the many storage units in his workshop. “When you told me about how Dane Lory’s suit could emulate the Pokemon move Rain Dance the other day, it got me thinking.” He paused for a moment as he began rummaging through the drawers of the storage unit. “What if you had a way to emulate Sunny Day?”

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Axel let out a loud laugh of approval. “I like the way you think, Erik.”

“Here,” Erik said, turning to face the mercenary. “Take a look at these.” The engineer handed Axel a few metallic spheres that looked like grenades of some sort.

“What are they?” Axel asked.

“I call them solar grenades,” Erik said, an excited grin on his face. “They’re powered by gems made from those shards Roland has been collecting. When they explode, the gems should sustain the reaction and create a miniature sun for a few minutes, much like some Pokemon are capable of … theoretically, of course.”

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“Erik, you’re a damn genius,” Axel replied, a grin appearing on his face as well.

“Only if they work,” Erik said. “Go on, take them with you and try them out. Since we’re on a desert planet it shouldn’t be too much of an issue if something goes wrong.”

“Will do, buddy,” Axel said, slapping the engineer on the back.


“There really is nothing on this planet,” Axel said as he and Taraka walked across the desert. “Just sand and rocks. You would think that would make whatever is causing that signal easier to find.”

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“Apparently not,” Taraka replied. “I am sure we will discover its origin soon enough, though.”

“Aren’t you an optimist,” Axel said.

As the two continued on, Axel suddenly heard a rumbling sound. He paused and began to look around, searching for its source.

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“What is it?” Taraka asked.

“Do you hear that?”

The rumbling grew louder and the ground beneath them began to shake. “That can’t be good,” Taraka said. “What do you suppose is causing it?”

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“Whatever it is, I don’t like the sound of it,” Axel replied. He reached for his Pokeballs, and released his Alakazam. Taraka followed suit and sent out his Togekiss as well.

“Look there!” Taraka called out, pointing to something moving in the distance.

Squinting to see better in the sunlight, Axel thought he could make out a gray object moving along the ground. It was headed directly toward them! “What is that?”

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“I don’t know,” Taraka said. “It looks like … a fin?”

As the object moved closer, the rumbling grew more intense, and its shape became more apparent. Taraka was right; it did look like a fin, cutting through the desert sands.

When it was only a few meters away, the fin began to rise up, and a Garchomp emerged from beneath the ground. It wasn’t just any Garchomp, however. It was absolutely massive. The Pokemon must have been at least four times the size of a normal Garchomp!

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“That thing is huge!” Axel shouted as he raised his flamethrower at the beast.

The Garchomp stared Axel, Taraka, and their Pokemon down, showing its rows of razor-sharp teeth. It looked hungry, and Axel had a feeling that they were going to be its next meal. A few moments passed, then the giant Garchomp ran forward with frightening speed. It let out a fierce growl as it swept its long tail along the ground, kicking up a sandstorm.

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“Look out!” Taraka shouted.

The monk attempted to dive out of the way of the beast’s tail, and Axel followed his lead, but it was to no avail. Axel felt a heavy impact as the tail made contact with him. With one mighty swing of its tail, the Garchomp had swept both Axel and Taraka off their feet!

Luckily, both of their Pokemon managed to avoid the Garchomp’s powerful tail. Taraka’s Togekiss flew up and out of danger, while Axel’s Alakazam maneuvered himself to safety with his telekinetic abilities.

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“Ryner, use Ice Beam!” Axel called out to his Pokemon, ignoring the pain shooting through his body. Turning to face the deadly dragon Pokemon, the mercenary’s Alakazam fired off a beam of super cold energy, freezing one of its legs solid.

Undeterred by its frozen leg, the Garchomp let out a ferocious roar, then lunged at Ryner. Before the Alakazam could react, the Garchomp snapped him up with its jaws, sinking its teeth in and drawing blood. Ryner quickly teleported out from the beast’s mouth, but the damage had already been done.

As the beast let out another frightening roar, Axel scrambled to cover behind a large rock. Taraka quickly joined him and threw up a psionic barrier to protect the two of them from the Garchomp. For the time being, they were protected from the dragon Pokemon and the sandstorm, but it wasn’t going to last.

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“This is a bad situation,” Taraka said

“No kidding,” Axel replied. “We’re gonna die here if we don’t get some help.” The mercenary quickly reached for his radio. “Captain, we’ve got a problem here!” he shouted into it.

“What is it?” Cyrus voice crackled over the radio.

“We’re being attacked by a giant Garchomp! We need help!”

“What’s the situation? We’re still an hour out from your location,” the captain said.

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“We’re not gonna make it that long!” Axel shouted. “We need help now!

“Anya, can you pick us up and fly us to their location?” Cyrus asked.

“Sure thing, Captain,” the pilot’s voice sounded. “It’ll take a few minutes, but I’ll be there ASAP.”

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“You hear that, Axel?” Cyrus asked. “Help is on the way. Just hold out a little longer.”

“We don’t have much of a choice!”

“We can make it,” Taraka said encouragingly.

“We’ll see,” Axel replied. He then took a peek over the rock to see the Garchomp taking swings at their Pokemon. The Togekiss and Alakazam were dodging well enough, but the sandstorm was starting to wear them down.

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We need to deal with that sandstorm, the mercenary thought. That’s when he remembered the grenades Erik had given him. Come on, Erik. Don’t let me down, Axel thought as he pulled out one of the grenades. He looked at it for a moment before stepping out from behind the rock and throwing it into the air high above the battling Pokemon.

Looking up, Axel saw a bright flash through the sand flying through the air. The flash was then followed by a shockwave of hot air. Axel could feel the sand rush past him as it was blasted away, leaving only a bright ball of flame burning in the air.

“It worked!” Axel shouted out in triumph. “C’mon Taraka, let’s finish this fight!”

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“Right,” the monk said, emerging from cover. “Sirius, Yawn!” he called to his Pokemon.

As the Garchomp raised its claws to strike Axel’s Alakazam, Sirius flew past and put it into a hypnotic trance. The massive dragon brought its claws down on Ryner, but it was starting to become sluggish, allowing the Alakazam enough time to dodge out of the way. The ground shook as the Garchomp’s arms slammed down upon it.

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The Garchomp, snapping back to attention, then lunged for the Alakazam, attempting to snap at him with its mighty jaws. Luckily, the ice encasing its leg slowed it down, allowing Ryner to slip away again. “Alright, Ryner, blast it with Icy Wind!” Axel commanded his Pokemon. The Alakazam unleashed a blast of freezing air, but it only seemed to anger the giant Garchomp. The sand dragon let out another roar and it lunged forward again. The ice trapping its leg shattered as it slashed through the Alakazam with its sharp claws, bringing him down.

“Shit,” Axel cursed as he recalled his fainted Pokemon. “Alright, your turn, Taiga!” he called out, throwing out his Sneasel.

Hearing steps beside him, Axel turned to see Taraka walking up next to him. The mercenary saw the monk forming a red ball of psionic energy in his hands just as he had done when fighting the assassin on Fraxion. Taraka then sent the ball flying at the Garchomp. As it made contact with the beast’s hide, it seemed to burn through it.

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“Now, Sirus!” the monk then called out. “Use Sweet Kiss!” As his Togekiss flew in close, the Garchomp snapped at her, sinking its teeth into her.

“Go on, Taiga!” Axel called to his own Pokemon. “Help her out! Use Faint Attack!” The mercenary’s newest Pokemon darted forward and struck the Garchomp with her claws, causing it to release Sirius. The giant Pokemon then let out an angry roar before diving deep into the desert sands.

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“Don’t let your guard down just yet!” Taraka called out. “I can still sense it.”

Just then, the Garchomp erupted out from the ground beneath their Pokemon. Taraka’s Togekiss flew up and out of harm’s way, but Axel’s Sneasel was launched into the air. There was an audible thud as she fell back to the sandy ground. As the mercenary recalled his fainted Pokemon, he could see blood on the ground where she had landed.

“Alright, that does it!” Axel shouted as he grabbed his Charizard’s Pokeball off his belt. It was time to bring out the big guns. “No more messing around!” He threw the Pokeball out, and Ritsu emerged. She let out a fierce roar and stared the Garchomp down.

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“I agree,” Taraka said. “Come back, Sirius. You’ve done enough.” The monk recalled his Togekiss, then sent out his Tangrowth. Much like the Garchomp, Roma was much larger than the average of her species, almost rivaling it in size. “Use Growth!” Taraka commanded the Pokemon. Taking advantage of solar grenade Axel had thrown, the Tangrowth took in the energy to boost her power.

Looking first to the Charizard, then the Tangrowth, the Garchomp selected its next target. Determining the giant ball of vines was a greater threat, the dragon rushed at Roma, claws at the ready. It swung its arms down on either side of the Tangrowth, but she managed to squish her vines close together, slipping between them as the claws instead embedded into the ground. The Garchomp roared angrily, then ripped its claws out of the sand, slashing up through Roma, slicing several vines loose.

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“Get in there, Ritsu!” Axel then commanded his own Pokemon. The mercenary’s Charizard flew over to the Garchomp, spewing out sunlight-fueled flames from her mouth. Unfazed, the giant dragon Pokemon swiped through the fire with its tale, extinguishing it.

While she didn’t land her attack, Ritsu did succeed in distracting the Garchomp just long enough for Roma to move back and get in an attack of her own. “Use Mega Drain to recharge!” Taraka commanded. As the Tangrowth began draining energy from the Garchomp, it turned and took a bite out of her, chewing through several more vines. Roma, however, still looked to be in fighting shape. She pulled away, letting the vines fall away. The Garchomp took a swipe at her with one of its claws, and then the other, but she managed to avoid both of them.

“Alright, your turn, Ritsu!” Axel shouted. “Light it up with Flame Burst!” Coming in for another pass, the Charizard let loose another sunlight-charged jet of flames, this time finding her mark and searing the beast’s rough hide.

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With a vicious growl, the Garchomp whipped its tail around, knocking Ritsu out of the sky. Sand flew up into the air as the Charizard impact the ground and slid across it, stopping right at Axel’s feet. Despite the power of the blow, Ritsu was kept mostly safe thanks to Taraka’s psionic barrier.

As the Garchomp began stomping over to strike the Charizard again while she was picking herself up, a large shadow suddenly passed overhead. Axel looked up to see the Maverick flying low with the cargo ramp down. The mercenary watched as Cyrus walked down the ramp, pistol drawn. The ship’s captain fired off several shots at the Garchomp, getting its attention. Reaching the end of the ramp, Cyrus tossed out his Talonflame, then jumped down to the ground.

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“What took you so long?!” Axel called out to the captain.

“Happy to see you too, Axel,” Cyrus said without taking his eyes off the Garchomp. “Peregrine, use Peck!” he then called out to his Pokemon. The Talonflame dove down at the giant dragon, striking it with its beak.

Only seeming to get more angry, the Garchomp swung its tail in a wide arc in an attempt to hit both Peregrine and Ritsu. Both Pokemon managed to evade the hit, but the Garchomp swiped its arm along the same path for a second strike that hit Ritsu directly, shattering through Taraka’s protective barrier.

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“Ritsu, don’t let up now!” Axel shouted words of encouragement to his Charizard. “Use Flamethrower!” Ritsu roared defiantly at the Garchomp as she absorbed the last of the solar energy from Axel’s grenade. She then let loose a massive stream of flames that completely enveloped the giant sand dragon, searing its rough hide once more.

Despite the burns all over its body, the Garchomp didn’t show any signs of slowing down. Roaring back at the Charizard, it raised its tail to strike again. Swinging in a wide arc once again, it swiped through Peregrine and Ritsu a second time, this time hitting both Pokemon. The Talonflame managed to avoid the brunt of the attack, but the Charizard took it dead on. Ritsu struggled to get up again before falling unconscious.

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“Well done, Ritsu,” Axel said as he recalled his fainted Pokemon. “Now let’s see if we can catch this damn Pokemon.” The mercenary pulled out an ultra ball and chucked it as hard as he could at the Garchomp. Unfortunately, the giant Pokemon took a long stride toward Cyrus’s Talonflame to strike him again, and the ball flew past it and landed in the sand. “Damn it!” Axel shouted in frustration.

“We need to slow it down,” Taraka told the mercenary. He then let loose another blast of psionic energy at the Garchomp, causing it to stumble for a moment as it became a bit drowsy. It quickly regained its footing, however, then lashed out at Peregrine, taking the Talonflame down.

“Damn, this thing is strong!” Cyrus said as he recalled his Pokemon. The captain then fired off several shots with his pistol.

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The Garchomp ignored the incoming fire, instead focusing on Taraka’s Tangrowth as she attempted to get in another Mega Drain attack. It swiped through Roma with its sharp claws, slashing several more vines, then got in close, gnashing at her with its teeth. “Hang in there, Roma!” the monk called out to his Pokemon. “Keep draining it!”

As his Pokemon drained more energy from her assailant, Taraka readied a Pokeball and attempted to capture it. The Garchomp immediately burst from the ball, only to be pulled into one thrown by Axel. Again, the giant dragon broke free and, with another angry roar, it swiped at Roma again, undoing what progress the Tangrowth had made toward healing herself.

As the Garchomp prepared to strike again, Cyrus fired off several more shots, landing one directly on one of the severe burns caused by Ritsu. In response, the giant Dragon Pokemon let out an ear-splitting wail, part pain, part anger. It then stomped down hard on the ground, causing it to quake. A shockwave ran along the ground, radiating out from the Garchomp, kicking up sand as it went. Axel felt himself launched off his feet, then felt pain shoot through his body as he slammed into a rock.

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Axel groaned in pain as he attempted to get back up. He sat himself up just long enough to see the Garchomp dive back into the ground before he dropped. He couldn’t hold himself up anymore; it just hurt to much.

“It’s moving off,” the mercenary heard Taraka say.

“I guess he decided we’re more trouble than we’re worth,” Cyrus replied.

Axel then saw the captain walk over to him. “You alright there, Axel?” he asked the mercenary.

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“I’ll live,” Axel grunted. “I just need to lay here for a few minutes.”

“That’s probably for the best,” Cyrus said. “I think that’s enough adventuring for one day.”


Notes: And another session is done. Roland’s player couldn’t make it again, and I didn’t know yet that the previous session had ended up being the last one he’d attend, so it was a filler day. Axel and Novi wanted to look for Pokemon, so I just rolled a random planet and said it was in the same system they were already in. It ended up being a desert/ocean world.

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Because of plot developments in the next session, however, I added more reason for them to check out the planet other than catching more Pokemon for the writing. I also added a few extra scenes for better story flow. The first was a simple scene to transition from the previous chapter and just give some more character interaction. The second was another simple one just to establish reasons for going to the planet. The third one on the planet was one I added once I realized I needed a good narrative explanation for Axel now being able to use the move Sunny Day. The class is usually flavored is being magical/supernatural in nature, but for this setting it was flavored as a special suit Axel wears, so explaining that move was a bit harder. I decided Erik made him a grenade of some sort, but I still needed to justify how he came up with something that worked. That’s when I thought of Roland introducing shards into the plot and the solution hit me. Roland crafted some Fire Gems, which power the grenades! It worked out perfectly, and I was able to insert a scene between Axel and Novi looking for Pokemon on the beach and when they did it further inland since they went back to the ship to heal anyway.

Since this session was just Axel and Taraka doing stuff, I decided to give the other characters stuff to do. Roland stayed on the ship, while Ace and the captain went to explore elsewhere on the planet. The two players rolled awful numbers looking around the beach, so they found a single Pokemon, but when they went inland, Novi rolled a 100, which is the best roll in looking for Pokemon. Enter giant oversized pseudo-legendary! Since it was a desert/ocean world, what better Pokemon to fight than a sand shark?

The fight was fun, but they were afraid of dying the whole time, and needed to call in some backup. They did try to catch it, but its capture rate was 0 at the end, so it was hard to catch. In hindsight, I wish I hadn’t told them the capture rate after the encounter because it made them both salty and they kept saying it was impossible to catch, even after I told them repeatedly that putting more statuses on it would have raised the capture rate, and even at 0 it was catchable if they used literally anything better than a basic Pokeball. In the end, it succumbed to its burn damage after using Earthquake, but for the writing I flavored it as deciding to leave and find easier prey instead of just being left unconscious by the party. Anyway, that’s all. It was a simple session with a straightforward, if difficult combat encounter. Hope you enjoyed.

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Post-Chapter Challenge: There was something introduced in this chapter that wasn’t resolved. I flavored the party’s visit on Venbaxxen as them tracking an anomalous signal. What do you think it is? Share your theories!


That does it for this chapter. As always the Spacemon gang and I will be monitoring the comments to foster discussion and answer any questions. Feel free to give feedback and critiques of the writing so I can improve it for the future, or just leave a comment with what you think about what went down in this chapter or what you think might happen next! You can also revisit past chapters, check out the rest of the Spacemon saga, join the Spacemon Discord server, or like our Facebook page to stay updated on all things Spacemon! Click here for the next exciting installment of Spacemon: Frontier!